Khulna, Bangladesh, September 2010 - Aggreko, the global leader in the provision of temporary power plants and temperature control services, has commissioned 200 MW of power in Bangladesh to fulfil a contract signed in May 2010 with the Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). The project, which comprises of two 100 MW temporary power plants, was commissioned in just three months, with both power plants having been made fully operational by 20 August 2010.
The 200 MW contract was awarded as a part of a BPDB initiative to rapidly improve the power supply across the country. In the spring of 2010, eleven suppliers were contracted to supply temporary power plants to BPDB and to date, Aggreko is the only supplier which has successfully brought its power packages online.
Aggreko’s turn-key power plants, which are feeding power directly into substations connected to the national grid, are operating at differing voltages; 33 kV and 132 kV. As a turn-key power plant provider, Aggreko is responsible for all aspects of the power plants, including design, mobilisation, commissioning and 24-hour operation and maintenance.
Debajit Das, Managing Director, Aggreko Asia, said: “In 2008 we worked with BPDB to deliver Aggreko’s first major high voltage project, a 40 MW power plant in Khulna. With this most recent project commissioning, Aggreko has brought its largest high voltage power plant to date on-line, enabling us to further support BPDB’s efforts to create a stable and reliable power supply in Bangladesh.”